Mr Vaughan Tanner

Mr Vaughan Tanner

Mr Vaughan Tanner is a Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in micro-incision cataract and retinal surgery including multifocal and toric lens implants

NHS base
GMC Number
3455223
Clinic Timetable
Thursday and Friday
Clinical interests

Cataract Surgery, Retinal Surgery, Multifocal and Toric lens implants, Macular disease, Retinal problems.

For more information on Mr Tanner please visit his personal website.

Professional Memberships

European Society of Retina Specialists – Euretina
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
American Academy of Ophthalmology
British Medical Association
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
UKI Society Cataract and Refractive Surgery
British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
Medical Defence Union

Academic Background

Mr Vaughan Tanner has over 20 years experience as a Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor. During that time he led the Berkshire wide vitreo-retinal surgical service, established a sub-specialist age related macular degeneration service, provided a micro incision cataract service and headed a general ophthalmic team providing care for acute and routine eye conditions. His subspecialist interests and recent advances include the introduction of sub-2mm micro-incision cataract extraction with multifocal and toric lens implants designed to significantly reduce spectacle dependence following cataract surgery. He has also developed sutureless small incision vitrectomy techniques for the repair of retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole and other vitreoretinal diseases. Mr Tanner's extensive surgical experience includes the performance or supervision of over 15,000 major intraocular cataract and retinal procedures.

In the private sector he has developed a comprehensive service aiming to provide the highest level of personal care using the latest surgical techniques available. His main practice covers Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and London with many national and international referrals.

His undergraduate study was at St George's Hospital Medical School, London where he was awarded Medical Research Council funding in addition to his medical degree. Completion of higher surgical training at the Oxford Eye Hospital led to award of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He then completed three years of advanced, sub-specialist Fellowships at both Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. During this period he gained expertise in the surgical and medical management of all retinal disorders including macular surgery. He has co-authored “Diseases of the Ocular Fundus” which was awarded first prize as “Best Authored Post Graduate Textbook” by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of Authors. He has previously hosted both the Southern and National Annual Meetings of the British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons.

He was a Consultant Clinical Supervisor for The Oxford Deanery School of Ophthalmology responsible for post-graduate training and also led a Fellowship training programme in advanced vitreo-retinal surgical techniques for surgeons becoming Consultants in this sub-specialty. He has previously been appointed both Lead Clinician and Clinical Governance Lead for the Ophthalmology Department, Royal Berkshire Hospital and has been awarded three NHS clinical excellence awards. He is currently appointed Ophthalmology lead for the Medical Advisory Committee at Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor.

Higher Qualifications:
BSc Hons Medical Sciences with BiochemistryMB BS (Lond.) Uni of London
ECFMG (USA) Certification
FRCOphth. Fellowship of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
CCST Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training

NHS base

GMC Number

3455223

Clinic Timetable

Thursday and Friday

Clinical interests

Cataract Surgery, Retinal Surgery, Multifocal and Toric lens implants, Macular disease, Retinal problems.

For more information on Mr Tanner please visit his personal website.

Professional Memberships

European Society of Retina Specialists – Euretina
Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
American Academy of Ophthalmology
British Medical Association
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
UKI Society Cataract and Refractive Surgery
British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons
Medical Defence Union

Academic Background

Mr Vaughan Tanner has over 20 years experience as a Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading and King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor. During that time he led the Berkshire wide vitreo-retinal surgical service, established a sub-specialist age related macular degeneration service, provided a micro incision cataract service and headed a general ophthalmic team providing care for acute and routine eye conditions. His subspecialist interests and recent advances include the introduction of sub-2mm micro-incision cataract extraction with multifocal and toric lens implants designed to significantly reduce spectacle dependence following cataract surgery. He has also developed sutureless small incision vitrectomy techniques for the repair of retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole and other vitreoretinal diseases. Mr Tanner's extensive surgical experience includes the performance or supervision of over 15,000 major intraocular cataract and retinal procedures.

In the private sector he has developed a comprehensive service aiming to provide the highest level of personal care using the latest surgical techniques available. His main practice covers Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and London with many national and international referrals.

His undergraduate study was at St George's Hospital Medical School, London where he was awarded Medical Research Council funding in addition to his medical degree. Completion of higher surgical training at the Oxford Eye Hospital led to award of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He then completed three years of advanced, sub-specialist Fellowships at both Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. During this period he gained expertise in the surgical and medical management of all retinal disorders including macular surgery. He has co-authored “Diseases of the Ocular Fundus” which was awarded first prize as “Best Authored Post Graduate Textbook” by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of Authors. He has previously hosted both the Southern and National Annual Meetings of the British and Eire Association of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeons.

He was a Consultant Clinical Supervisor for The Oxford Deanery School of Ophthalmology responsible for post-graduate training and also led a Fellowship training programme in advanced vitreo-retinal surgical techniques for surgeons becoming Consultants in this sub-specialty. He has previously been appointed both Lead Clinician and Clinical Governance Lead for the Ophthalmology Department, Royal Berkshire Hospital and has been awarded three NHS clinical excellence awards. He is currently appointed Ophthalmology lead for the Medical Advisory Committee at Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor.

Higher Qualifications:
BSc Hons Medical Sciences with BiochemistryMB BS (Lond.) Uni of London
ECFMG (USA) Certification
FRCOphth. Fellowship of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
CCST Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training

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